Fair or foul

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bigdog
Ok so lets think about this one and see what comes out, I know people are going to think different but want to see what is said to this.

Lets say your drifting a nice little tail out or even throwing your favorite spinner, and then you feel it. That great rush of a fish hitting your gear. You set the hook in that fish and the fight is on. You battle this fish for how ever long it takes you to get it to the shore. You reach down to get your prize and you find that you gear has hooked in to someone eles gear that has snaped OFF. Now the thing is the gear you hooked in to is well in the mouth as they say, now is this a fare hook or a foul one do you keep it or do you let it go?
 
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Fishtopher
Pretty sure its illegal to keep a fish caught on someone elses gear. But aside from it being illegal, it probably took MORE skill to hook that swivel eye than it would to hook that fish! Depends on whos lookin'....:lol:....jk
 
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steelhead_stalkers
I have heard of other people hooking into line that is still on a salmon and getting the fish in. Not sure if they kept them or not but I don't see why it would be illegal if the fish is hooked in the mouth and you hooked their line, but who knows.
 
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bigdog
Fishtopher said:
Pretty sure its illegal to keep a fish caught on someone elses gear. But aside from it being illegal, it probably took MORE skill to hook that swivel eye than it would to hook that fish! Depends on whos lookin'....:lol:....jk

Well I ask because I because I seem to have that luck it happen to me twice in one day lol one time my spinner got rapped up in someones line but that one I didn't get to the bank but I could tell it was in the fishes tail, but got it in close enough to lift the other person gear up to see I had line tangled in my spiner hook. The second one somehow I managed to get ahold of a corkie and didn't put the hook through the corkie put somehow the cork was resting inbetween the shaft and the curve of my hook. The gear that I caught on the one was in the mouth but I sent it back the water after freeing it from the gear didn't know how the laws go on that one and now I want to know so if it happens again I will know if I can keep it or not lol.
 
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bigdog
steelhead_stalkers said:
I have heard of other people hooking into line that is still on a salmon and getting the fish in. Not sure if they kept them or not but I don't see why it would be illegal if the fish is hooked in the mouth and you hooked their line, but who knows.

See thats what I'm saying it's in the mouth :lol:
 
K
Kodiak
ODFW says it's legal only if the gear is in the mouth..first set...Congrats on the fish and the new gear!
 
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bigdog
Kodiak said:
ODFW says it's legal only if the gear is in the mouth..first set...Congrats on the fish and the new gear!

Well I got the gear but let the fish back in the water wasn't sure if it was legal to keep it or not. So beings I only set it once would that make it legal even though I'm not the one that set the gear that was in the mouth? lol You telling me I set a fish back out that I could have kept?
 
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Brian Dupree
I say you keep the gear (if it's nice) and the fish if it was in fact hooked in the mouth. If you can land a fish by hooking someone else's gear you deserve it. Just make sure that the other gear is broke off or the fight will be on!:shock:
 
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Fishtopher
I just read the regs, and from what I can tell, you could have kept the fish, as long as it was hooked in the mouth.
 
T
tnffishman
yeah I seem to remember that happening to someone at dowty yesterday;)
 
W
wormosa
i would have kept it definetly
 
A
allford
You should go out and buy a lottery ticket. The odds of that happening two times in one day have to be out there. You sure have been nailing the fish lately! Good job :)
 
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bigdog
allford said:
You should go out and buy a lottery ticket. The odds of that happening two times in one day have to be out there. You sure have been nailing the fish lately! Good job :)

No that was in two days the one that was on tuesday was the one that was foul hooked the other one on monday was in the mouth.

Where have you been allford? Nice to see you so when we going to hook up and do some killing?
 
L
_livelyfe_
Earlier this year I managed to hook a trout that had someone elses hook in its mouth and when I set the hook I some how got my hook through the eye of the hook in the fish's mouth. HaHa kinda had hard time explaining but what are the chances of that!
 
L
luv2fish
explain it tnf..who was it....lol:cool:
 
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bigdog
luv2fish said:
explain it tnf..who was it....lol:cool:

Yeah he would be talking about me the one I got that way when he was there was the one that was hooked in the tail.
 
O
osmosis
I think the one that was hooked in the mouth would be fair. hopefully the person that broke it off will see you get it next time, and learn their lesson on how to set a drag and keep their thumb off the spool! :D Either that or tie better knots!
 
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allford
bigdog said:
No that was in two days the one that was on tuesday was the one that was foul hooked the other one on monday was in the mouth.

Where have you been allford? Nice to see you so when we going to hook up and do some killing?

I have been around. Summer is my busy time at work being racing season. I have also been working on my boat and killing trout with the kids. The boat is just about ready to head down to Tillamook bay for the kings and Nehalem bay for the silvers. I will probably need a co piliot, my dad was going to ride shotty but had to have back surgery so he is out. I will hit ya up when im ready to go. I have hit the Sandy a few times up high for some exercise.
 
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bigdog
allford said:
I have been around. Summer is my busy time at work being racing season. I have also been working on my boat and killing trout with the kids. The boat is just about ready to head down to Tillamook bay for the kings and Nehalem bay for the silvers. I will probably need a co piliot, my dad was going to ride shotty but had to have back surgery so he is out. I will hit ya up when im ready to go. I have hit the Sandy a few times up high for some exercise.

Sound like a plan to me you know I'm game for it.
 
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Anyfishisfine
That fish probably would never had made it to the hatchery dragging a length of mono behind it anyway.

I think you made the right call though. It's grey enough that a warden could probably call you on it if he was having a bad day.
 

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